Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

The One Power Tool I Use More Than Any Other

By Steve Maxwell

Steve shares 11 years of his experience with the newest mainstay power tool in the world, and offers three free chances to win an impact driver.

How to Build a Rocket Stove Using Cement Blocks

By Rebecca Martin

Learn how to build a simple, dual-burner rocket stove using recycled materials from your homestead, garden or workshop.

Greening Your Holiday Season

By Crystal Stevens

Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.

Crocheted Scrubbies

By Lanette Lepper

Pot scrubbers are an easy kitchen gift to crochet.


Solar-Powered Tractor

By Kathryn Griffin

This solar-powered tractor design works well for small farms and homesteads.

Make a Sturdy Feed Bag Tote

By Cerise Welter

You can build a fun and fashionable reusable shopping bag from leftover seed sacks.

Make a Homemade Gift Bag for the Holidays

By Melissa McDade

Try using festive holiday or Christmas fabric to make drawstring bags to hold your loved one’s gifts.

Lower Domestic Hot Water Costs

By Camille Landry

Follow these money-saving tips to lower the cost of your domestic hot water bill.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.